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All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by its own fullness, not by its reception.

An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

And I really do think that the difficulty of research makes it more real to you than punching a thing to find out how many men were killed at this particular action.

Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.

As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.

As opposed to the incoherent spectacle of the world, the real is what is expected, what is obtained and what is discovered by our own movement. It is what is sensed as being within our own power and always responsive to our action.

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.

As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.

As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.

As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works.

As your faith is strengthened, you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit.

Be God or let God.


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